Nepal confirms sixth COVID-19 case (with video)

Published On: April 2, 2020 04:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 2: The sixth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Nepal.

At a daily press briefing, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikas Devkota said that sixth COVID-19 case was confirmed today. "A sample sent for testing at the National Health Laboratory, Teku has come out positive for the disease. She is a lady," Devkota said.

The person came to Nepal on QR 652 flight of Qatar Airways on March 17, according to Devkota.

Khem Karki, the advisor to the Minister for Health Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, said that the patient is a 65-year-old woman from Baglung district.

Coronavirus infections in Nepal have climbed to six today after a lady tested positive for COVID-19.

Spokesperson Devkota informed the sixth COVID the woman had shared the same QR 652 flight of Qatar Airways to Kathmandu from Qatar on March 17. However, he did not share other personal details about the patient.

"Now, we have five live cases," he said. The country had witnessed coronavirus infection for the first time on January 24. All of them are imported cases, according to the spokesperson.

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